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Event Schedule

Professional Recovery Tow Show 2019

As a leading figure in the industry we will be at the Professional Recovery Tow Show 25th / 26th September 2019 (Setup Day 24th September 2019) with our AGM and Social evening on Tuesday 24th September 2019 at the Telford International Exhibition Centre

Thanks go out to Aston Lark Limited, Morgan Finance and Recovery Industry Engineering Standards Limited, all of whom will be joining AVRO on our main show stand to create a one stop shop for not only current members but potential members and those interested in joining AVRO and assisting to lead the conversations within the industry,

We look forward to seeing you all at the Tow Show, and I would mention that places at our events are limited so please do not hesitate in contacting the AVRO office to make your reservations for the events. T: 01788 572850 E-Mail:sara@avrouk.com

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We hope that you enjoy this issue and are open to any feedback you may have.

Our magazine celebrates the industry as well as being informative on everything you need to know and want to know. It’s all about you!

If you have any editorial that you would like us to include please feel free to send it in for inclusion in the next issue which can also help to publicise your company. Alternatively, if you would like to advertise your business in our magazine and website we have some great rates and offers!

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BONIFACE MOURN THE LOSS OF A CLOSE FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE


JOSEPH STOREY
25-Oct-1943 - 28-Sep-2019

Born in Trimdon Grange, Co. Durham, UK. Joe passed away after a brief illness in Brampton Civic Hospital. Survived by wife Margaret (nee Duffield), Sons Tim and Todd, daughter-in-law Dianne and grandson, Ewan. Predeceased by his Parents, Joseph and Mary Jane, he is lovingly remembered by his siblings, Bryan and wife June, nephews Paul (Suzanne) and Andrew (Helen); brother William, nieces Catherine and Joanne, sister Jean and husband Peter and niece Kate as well as by Margaret’s family!

Joe was a longtime employee of Miller Industries as a Director of Operations, working internationally in the Towing and Recovery industry and closely with his friends and colleagues at Boniface. Joe will be missed by many, not only in our industry but also by his friends in the shooting fraternity and those mutual friends of Margaret and the Boys.

Beyond his family and friends, Joe loved hunting and shooting, his dogs, rum and cokes (two generous fingers, please), Gordon Lightfoot’s music, a barbecued steak, his dinners hot, NCIS and sitting on his deck in his oasis in Huttonville, preferably with all of the above.

A private family service will be held on Tuesday, Oct 1st and a Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 6th from 1300 to 1600hrs at Scott’s Funeral Home, Brampton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke foundation, Sick Kids Hospital or a charity of your choice.

For more information about Joe’s Celebration of Life, to leave your own memories of Joe or to leave messages for his family, please follow the link in the news section of the Boniface web site at https://www.boniface-eng.com/news

Welcome to the Association of Vehicle Recovery Operators (AVRO)

Who we are
AVRO is the oldest-established and leading trade association for recovery operators. Its primary aim has always been to raise standards in the recovery industry. 
 
Today AVRO continues to be the leading voice of the industry and operates throughout the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland through 14 regions and is the only representative body with a recognised set of standards. 
 
What we do
AVRO specialises in providing direct support, training, advice and services to our members as well as offering key member benefits such as cost effective insurance. 
 
Our members
AVRO members operate more than 5,000 recovery vehicles nationwide so represent the largest fleet cover of any recovery organisation. Each member is independently audited to ensure AVRO's minimum requirements are maintained. By using an AVRO member for your recovery requirements you know your fleet is in a safe pair of hands.

 

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM HIGHWAYS ENGLAND REGARDING SMART MOTORWAYS:

Dear Vehicle Recovery Industry partner,

Earlier in September 2017, at the Tow Show, we were able to present our updated guidance for recovering vehicles from a smart motorway at our Highways England stand and in an address to representatives of your industry.

After receiving your feedback at the event I am now happy to share all the material with you through our new web-page which can be found here:

http://roads.highways.gov.uk/advice-for-recovery-operators-on-highways-englands-smart-motorway-network/

The film and material we have produced intended to guide you in safer recovery practices, is a direct result of our learning from over twenty years of operating controlled and smart motorways, together with collaborative work we have done together, such as a recent joint exercise at the Fire Service training college in Gloucestershire.


Perhaps the most important piece of this advice that we gave at the Tow Show and one which we emphasise in every encounter with you and your colleagues is the message that vehicle recovery operators are never expected to work in a live lane on the motorway.

We think it is vital to communicate as widely as possible with your colleagues to ensure that recovery from our network can be made as safe as possible. Highways England will support you by setting signs and signals to improve your safety and allocating traffic officers or calling on police resource if required to ensure that you should never have to attempt to recover a vehicle which has broken down or had an accident in a live lane.

Further the film and guidance outlines ways to maximise safety during recovery when a vehicle is in an Emergency or SOS Area adjacent to the motorway, particularly when re-entering the carriageway from an emergency area, by encouraging you to get in touch with our Regional Control Centre via the emergency phones in situ or by calling 0300 123 5000.

The guidance has been reviewed by leading industry representatives and we are confident that the advice it contains does not place any extra burden on yourselves as recovery professionals and instead provides you with better information to carry out your duties more safely on our network.

Once shared with your colleagues, I would welcome your feedback on both the film and printed guidance.

If you have any further requirements then I would advise you to get in touch either with myself of our Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or TOSprocedures@highwaysengland.co.uk

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Eade

Team Leader, Incident Management Requirements Team

Safety, Engineering and Standards,

Highways England

Web: http://www.highways.gov.uk                                       

 
 
 

                                                                                                                                 

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Please click here for your digital copy of the new edition of AVRO News, or here for the pdf version.

We hope that you enjoy this issue and are open to any feedback you may have.

Our magazine celebrates the industry as well as being informative on everything you need to know and want to know. It’s all about you!

If you have any editorial that you would like us to include please feel free to send it in for inclusion in the next issue which can also help to publicise your company. Alternatively, if you would like to advertise your business in our magazine and website we have some great rates and offers!

To discuss editorial and/or advertisement for our next issue please call 01788 572850 or email jazzy@avrouk.com

BONIFACE MOURN THE LOSS OF A CLOSE FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE


JOSEPH STOREY
25-Oct-1943 - 28-Sep-2019

Born in Trimdon Grange, Co. Durham, UK. Joe passed away after a brief illness in Brampton Civic Hospital. Survived by wife Margaret (nee Duffield), Sons Tim and Todd, daughter-in-law Dianne and grandson, Ewan. Predeceased by his Parents, Joseph and Mary Jane, he is lovingly remembered by his siblings, Bryan and wife June, nephews Paul (Suzanne) and Andrew (Helen); brother William, nieces Catherine and Joanne, sister Jean and husband Peter and niece Kate as well as by Margaret’s family!

Joe was a longtime employee of Miller Industries as a Director of Operations, working internationally in the Towing and Recovery industry and closely with his friends and colleagues at Boniface. Joe will be missed by many, not only in our industry but also by his friends in the shooting fraternity and those mutual friends of Margaret and the Boys.

Beyond his family and friends, Joe loved hunting and shooting, his dogs, rum and cokes (two generous fingers, please), Gordon Lightfoot’s music, a barbecued steak, his dinners hot, NCIS and sitting on his deck in his oasis in Huttonville, preferably with all of the above.

A private family service will be held on Tuesday, Oct 1st and a Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 6th from 1300 to 1600hrs at Scott’s Funeral Home, Brampton.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to the Canadian Heart and Stroke foundation, Sick Kids Hospital or a charity of your choice.

For more information about Joe’s Celebration of Life, to leave your own memories of Joe or to leave messages for his family, please follow the link in the news section of the Boniface web site at https://www.boniface-eng.com/news

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